Best camera settings for window-lit portraits

Best camera settings for window-lit portraits

As our series of pre-shot checklists continues we take a look at some of the best camera settings for window-lit portraits.

8 portrait posing tricks to improve body shape and hide unflattering features

8 portrait posing tricks to improve body shape and hide unflattering features

In this portrait posing tutorial we show you eight posing tricks you can try on any subject to improve body shape, conceal unflattering features and make them look their best.

How to pose full-length female portraits: free posing guide

How to pose full-length female portraits: free posing guide

Knowing how to pose full-length portraits can be challenging for any photographer. In this free photography cheat sheet we show you 9 classic compositions.

Photo Recipes: Scott Kelby’s killer one-light portrait setup

Photo Recipes: Scott Kelby's killer one-light portrait setup

In his new series in Digital Camera magazine and Digital Camera World, the legendary Scott Kelby reveals some of the behind-the-scenes secrets of some of his favourite images. This month Scott explains how to get a pro-level look to your portraiture without resorting to complex lighting, using just a simple one-light portrait setup.

Creative portrait ideas: how to launch powder paint for colourful portraits

Creative portraiture: how to launch powder paint for colourful portraits

In this creative portrait photography tutorial we’ll show you how to launch powder paint at your subjects to create bold, colourful portraits with plenty of punch.

Catchlight photography tips: how to create custom-shaped highlights in subjects’ eyes

Catchlight photography tips: how to create custom-shaped highlights in subjects' eyes

In this step-by-step tutorial we explain the delicate art of catchlight photography and how to create custom shapes in your portrait subject’s eyes.

Off-camera flash tips for outdoor portrait photography

Off camera flash tips for outdoor portraits: effect

Follow our step-by-step guide to blending off-camera flash with ambient light, and add a sense of drama to your outdoor portraits.

10 things portrait photographers should know about their craft

5 quick tips for using fast lenses: portrait power

People are one of the most popular subjects for photography, so let’s take a look at some of the most important things photographers should consider when shooting a portrait.

Outdoor portrait photography made easy: tips for pro-quality results

Outdoor portrait photography made easy: tips for pro-quality results

Every photographer aspires to shoot professional-looking images, and in this in-depth tutorial we reveale the recipe that makes up all good outdoor portrait photography, offering expert photography tips on everything you need to know about this subject, from composition and kit to camera tips, flash techniques and more. We’ll start by covering the equipment you’ll… Continue reading

6 camera settings portrait photographers always get wrong

Shooting your summer portrait: best camera settings and what you need

Here’s a selection of settings that portrait photographers can get wrong – and how to go about fixing them.